Madiba Day 2020

Madiba Day 2020

On a sunny winter’s day in Johannesburg a team from Tshepo Community Development Initiative sets out.  Armed with masks, hand sanitiser, homemade soup, beanies and blankets they set out to serve those who are living on the street during this trying time.  The team, on...
Reconciled, off the streets and dignity restored

Reconciled, off the streets and dignity restored

Simon* has been attending the Tshepo soup kitchen for a long time, some times as a regular, other times missing for months before we saw him again. He expressed an interest in applying for an ID and Sassa card, which our social worker, Theki, assisted him with. He had...
Happiness

Happiness

She introduces herself as Lethabo “Happy” Sebopa. Lethabo means happy – so happy happy.

I asked her where the happy came from: she says she is just happy. She likes laughing, she loves kids and have been able to combine these two characteristics into an internship in the community of Windsor at the Tshepo Community Development Initiative after-care.

Lethabo graduated from matric in 2018 and was looking for a job to keep her busy during her gap-year, before enrolling for her degree in Psychology.

Action Against Poverty – Mandela Day 2019

Action Against Poverty – Mandela Day 2019

The aim of Mandela day, an annual event, on 18 July is to think outside of ourselves. Do set 67 minutes of your time apart to live actively in your community – not just help but notice how others life.  It is dedicated to the 67 years Nelson Mandela fought for a free,...
Great gifts!

Great gifts!

Late in 2018  Tshepo received a wonderful gift. A big gift. A gift that was we talked about, dreamed about but that seemed far.. Random Acts of Kindness: Dischem Foundation and Talk Radio 702 sponsored a shower facility to Tshepo Community Development Initiative. Our...
One Small Step for Man…

One Small Step for Man…

It takes one: just one man, one story and one success to put a smile on my face and hope in my heart…

Mias is close to retirement, but he has no plans of actually retiring. With a new part of his life just starting, he has got all kinds of plans: he wants to still work, make a life for himself.